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LA Forum publications provide a comprehensive overview of the end to end research and investment process across a range of asset classes.  Our aim is to help our members understand complex problems and plan efficiently.

Written and published for Local Authority officers, these thought provoking documents highlight investment issues, available options and trends in key areas of the UK's public sector pension scheme space.

Targeting investment officers, policy makers, industry specialists, and the pensions board in order to promote debate and understanding.  It is not intended for use directly in either market forecasting or for investment decision purposes, where specialist advice should be sought.

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Interested parties should contact Mark Turnbull (Director: LA Forum) T: 01260 226610 E: mark@laforum.co.uk

Cornerstone - U.S. Research Quarterly - Economic and Real Estate Update and Outlook - July 2015

Strengthening and Broadening Office Market Recovery Current Vacancy and Forecast 2 Year Change The U.S. economy continues to improve on both an absolute basis and relative to other economies globally. A broad set of indicators show economic activity reaccelerated in 2Q after being challenged by global events and weather over the winter months. Events overseas remain the primary threat to the extended expansion underway, and Fed policymakers are clearly hesitant to begin tightening monetary policy until labor market and inflation metrics support such a move. Recent events have added a bit of uncertainty but overall trends seem to suggest a measured round of tightening to begin late this year.

Date added: 25-11-2015

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Cornerstone - U.S. Research Quarterly - Economic and Real Estate Update and Outlook - July 2015

Cornerstone - European Research Quarterly - Sept 2015

Despite intense concerns about Greece and a China slowdown, Europe still managed to record positive growth in 2Q 2015 (up 0.4% q-o-q, matching 1Q). The EU Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) increased in July to 106.6, up from 105.5 the month before. This reading is consistent with near term GDP growth continuing at a similar pace.

Date added: 25-11-2015

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Cornerstone - European Research Quarterly - Sept 2015

Cornerstone - Global Listed Property Review - Oct 2015

Anticipation and uncertainty will remain in global financial markets, through at least the end of 2015. Anticipation, that the FOMC will raise the fed funds rate in December or in the first quarter of 2016, after holding back in September. Uncertainty, over global economic events including those in China, an important export partner with the U.S. and Europe.

Date added: 25-11-2015

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Cornerstone - Global Listed Property Review - Oct 2015

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